Nashville’s Italian Lights festival is official NASA location for solar eclipse

Jul 27, 2017 196

The historic total solar eclipse happening next month will take place during Nashville’s Italian Lights festival. The festival, which features the culture and cuisine of the Italian old country, begins Friday, Aug. 18 and continues through Monday, Aug. 21 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville. The eclipse takes place that last day, and the festival is NASA’s official viewing location for Music City.

There will be two NASA astrophysicists on hand as well as free science activities and workshops for people of all ages, both children and adults. Aside from the eclipse fun on Aug. 21, the entire weekend will feature over 100 arts, crafts, and cuisine experiences, as well as live music all four days of the Italian Lights festival.

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SOURCE: http://wkrn.com/

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